, Volume 55, Issue 12, pp 2414-2419
Date: 19 Nov 2012

Comparative study of nuclear masses in the relativistic mean-field model

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With experimental masses updated from AME11, the predictive power of relativistic mean-field (RMF) mass model is carefully examined and compared with HFB-17, FRDM, WS*, and DZ28 mass models. In the relativistic mean-field model, the calculation with the PC-PK1 has improved significantly in describing masses compared to the TMA, especially for the neutron-deficient nuclei. The corresponding rms deviation with respect to the known masses falls to 1.4 MeV. Furthermore, it is found that the RMF mass model better describes the nuclei with large deformations. The rms deviation for nuclei with the absolute value of quadrupole deformation parameter greater than 0.25 falls to 0.93, crossing the 1 MeV accuracy threshold for the PC-PK1, which may indicate the new model is more suitable for those largely-deformed nuclei. In addition, the necessity of new high-precision experimental data to evaluate and develop the nuclear mass models is emphasized as well.